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  • n. Plural form of breach.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of breach.


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  • The show has closed, following a legal dispute with the makes of TV's X Factor show, who say that the title breaches copyright.


  • And, there have been some well-publicized service outages and privacy breaches from a number of service providers.

    Another Half-Dozen Half-Truths of the Cloud

  • The very first thing you have to do with one of these breaches is remember your business.

    Lessons From A Security Breach

  • Significantly, the definition of "grave breaches" is the same for the purposes of both domestic and international law.


  • This supposedly is to secure the integrity of their cutomers 'information, but the idea that lawmakers should be dictating which security measures to take (as opposed to punishing those whose security measures result in breaches of user information) is ridiculous.

    - Boing Boing

  • The cause, like the cause of most levee breaches, is unknown because rushing water washed away the evidence.


  • Wade's rivals say his bid for a third term breaches rules setting a two-term limit, but the president argues that his first term should not be counted as limits were added in 2001, after he had already begun his time in power.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The NRL last month stripped the Storm of their 2007 and 2009 premierships and fined the club $1.6 million for long-term breaches of the salary cap. RSS News Feed

  • But the EU, the government's own Environment Agency and green groups have all questioned their predictions arguing that any expansion of the airport would likely lead to long term breaches of air quality standards, opening the government up to further embarrassing legal action.

    EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed

  • But if the creature is in a playful mood, and 'breaches' -- that is, springs bodily out of the water, and falling back, sends up a white volume of foam and spray, like the discharge of a submarine mine, you can see it eight miles away.

    A Memory Of The Southern Seas 1904


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